Simbarashe P Makahamadze, Founder, AllThingsIP Africa

Simbarashe P Makahamadze, Founder, AllThingsIP Africa

  • He is the founder of AllThingsIP Africa, which is an organization that handles intellectual property.

 

Podcast

Overview

00:39- About Simbarashe P Makahamadze

  • A seasoned and passionate Intellectual Property and innovation practitioner with more than 12 years of experience covering intellectual property protection, management, strategy & advisory in Africa & the Middle East, United Arab Emirates, African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), and Zimbabwe accredited IP Agent.
  • He is the founder of AllThingsIP Africa, which is an organisation that handles intellectual property.
  • He is an Intellectual Property Consultant for PalladiumIP Consultants.

01:00- About AllThingsIP Africa

  • AllThingsIP Africa is an interactive online platform that simplifies access to and engagement with top-rated and verified lawyers in any city and country in Africa. Our mission is to make the African legal experience extraordinary by providing direct access to high-quality and cost-effective legal services.
  • Through our technology, we offer online, innovative, and transparent legal solutions at a fraction of the cost and time of the traditional legal system.
  • We coordinate and manage a functional and cooperative ecosystem of Lawyers, IP attorneys/ Agents, and IP Experts/ Consultants across the African continent under our AfricaIP Network.

06:43- The Judicial System in Africa

  • The main challenge in Africa is enforcement, and it involves different stakeholders.
  • When it comes to Africa, the judiciary is very critical in terms of our enforcement of intellectual property.
  • Intellectual property protection is not generally a random fit, it is market-driven, and is a business that intends to venture into the African continent.

09:38- What is the difference between trademark and copyright?

  • A trademark can either be a name or a sign or a logo, or a combination of both.
  • That serves the purposes of differentiating the goods and services provider from another.
  • And then when it comes to copyright, I will differentiate the trademark, from the copyright on the basis of definition, like the word says, copyright, the rights to copy.
  • When it comes to copyright, we look at the protection of artistic works, books, music, movies, and software.

Profile

  • A seasoned and passionate Intellectual Property and innovation practitioner with more than 12 years of experience covering intellectual property protection, management, strategy & advisory in Africa & the Middle East, United Arab Emirates, African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), and Zimbabwe accredited IP Agent.
  • He is the founder of AllThingsIP Africa, which is an organization that handles intellectual property.
  • He is an Intellectual Property Consultant for PalladiumIP Consultants.

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